Friday, January 13, 2017

Sikkal Singaravelan Temple, Nagapattinam

Sikkal Singaravelan Temple, Nagapattinam
Sikkal Singara Velan Temple is one of the most popular Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Muruga and a contender for the unofficial seventh Padai Veedu of Muruga, along with the popular Arupadaiveedu (six abodes of Lord Muruga). It is one of the rare traditional Hindu temples that have both Shiva and Vishnu deities in the same complex. It is one of the shrines of the 275 Paadal Petra Sthalams - Shiva Sthalams glorified in the early medieval Tevaram poems by Tamil Saivite Nayanar Tirugnanasambandar.






This is the 200th Devaram Paadal Petra Shiva sthalam and 88th sthalam on the south side of river Cauvery in Chozha Nadu. Although it is a Shiva temple it is more famous for the Murugan here and is known as Singaravelan temple. There is a perumal temple next door which is also a unique feature. Sikkal is situated about five kilometers from Nagapattinam on the Nagapattinam – Tiruvarur route.





Legends
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The Temple
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Pooja Timings
Six Kala pooja is performed in this temple every day, following Kaaranagama procedure.
Ushakkalam
5.30 AM
Kalasandhi
9.00 A.M
Uchikalam
12.30 P.M
Sayaratchi
4.30 P.M
Second time pooja
8.00 P.M
Arthajamam
9.00 P.M
Festivals
Six worship services are offered each day here. A number of marriages are performed in this temple in the kalyana mandapam. Bhrammotsavam for Shiva is celebrated in the month of Chittirai, while the Skanda Sashti annual festival is celebrated for 10 days in the month of Aippasi. On the fifth day of the festival, a bejeweled image of Skanda is gifted with a spear, in Velnedunkanni's shrine, and the image of Skanda is said to break out in sweat upon receipt of the spear. Karthikai asterism each month attracts large crowds here, when the processional image of Singaravelar is placed in the Karthikai Mandapam.
Prayers
People pray to the Lord of this place to be relieved off from their hardships. Devotees perform archanas and offer vastras to Lord. Every full moon and New moon day ghee pasted to the moolasthanam (Navaneetheswarar) for rectifying our sins and get entire blessing of Lord Navaneetheswarar.
Contact
Arulmigu Navaneetheswarar Tirukkovil,
Sikkal – 611 108, Nagapatnam District
Phone: +91 – 4365 – 245 452 / 245 350
Connectivity
The temple is located in the village of Sikkal, near Nagapattinam in Tamilnadu. It is 5 kilometers in the West from Nagapattinam and 18 kilometers in the East from Thiruvarur on the way to Nagapattinam. Nearest Railway Station is located at Sikkal and Nearest Airport is located at Chennai.  

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